Hello Friends, welcome to Friday Food for Thought. Every Friday I’ll help start your weekend by sharing four people, thoughts, or things that are on my mind this week. These may be books or movies, podcast suggestions, interesting people I follow on social media, music, products, or, well, anything. I’ve been sidelined with an unexpected health situation the past few days, so this week I offer intriguing quotes from four different motion pictures, based on the argument that “All of life’s riddles are answered in the movies.” (Steve Martin, Grand Canyon, 1991) Click here for last week’s post. Feel free to share this with friends, or offer suggestions via the comments. Let’s begin!
1) Spring Forward (1999):
In the Middle Ages, all the biggest buildings in society were, like, cathedrals, right? And then later on, in a later century, all the biggest buildings are political palaces, right? And now, today, what are the biggest buildings? They’re all, like…office buildings, right? … That shows how things have changed, over time, you know. … There’s no room in society any more for spirituality. It’s all business now. -Liev Schreiber as Paul
2) Boogie Nights (1997):
We can always do better. I’m going to keep trying if you guys keep trying. Let’s keep rocking and rolling, man. -Mark Wahlberg as Eddie Adams
3) Calvary (2014):
And the commandment “Thou shalt not kill” does not have an asterisk beside it referring you to the bottom of the page where you’ll find a list of instances where it’s okay to kill people. -Brendan Gleeson as Father James
4) Whatever Works (2009):
It’s not the idea behind Christianity I’m faulting, or Judaism or any religion. It’s the professionals who’ve made it into corporate business. There’s big money in the God racket, big money. Hey, the basic teachings of Jesus are quite wonderful. So, by the way, is the original intention of Karl Marx. What could be bad? Everybody should share equally, do unto others, democracy, government by the people, all great ideas. -Larry David as Boris
That’s all for this week. Have a good weekend!
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